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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >>> the president heads home to talk gun control taking his push for tougher gun laws to chicago, a city struggling to get a grip on escalating gun and gang violence. the president has been criticized for staying sigh hadn't on chicago's gun violence. new york city police commissioner said "it's the president's hometown but barely a peep out of him." that is, until today. >> last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> that murder rate is higher than new york city's, which has three times the population of chicago. the president went on to say this is why his gun proposals in his words deserve a vote. "outfront," our contributor a writer for "the national review," and former white house press secretary bill burton and co-founders of pry arteries usa, a pro-obama super pack. community activists in chicago have been pleading for years for the president to come home and directly address gun violence. he's gotten a lot of criticism about his lack of talking on this iss
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic sprinter adjourned a little more than an hour ago. diser toious faces a premeditated murder charge in the valentine's day killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the defense attorney gave a cross-examination of the police investigator who responded to the crime scene of the home. here are the key points, the officer conceded a substance found in the house may not have been tst testosterone as he previously testified. there was no sign of an assault on steenkamp's body. the investigator
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Feb 27, 2013 2:00am PST
: this is st. peter's square in the vatican city, the spiritual and governing seat of the roman catholic church. and it's here that tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to a wait the election of a new pope. and it's here behind me just in the corner in the vatican sistine chapel that the new pontiff is chosen. the sistine chapel was designed to be the papal chapel, one of the world's most famous balance riss. galleries. and it's here that the conclave of cardinals is held. 115 cardinals are expected to gather to invoke the holy spirit for assistance before electing a pope by secret ballot. they're cut off from the outside world will choose a leader. during the period of conclave, the cardinals will be staying in accommodation just over there. they will be pussed in. and on the first day of conclave, eligible cardinals may hold a vote. if there is no result, on subsequent days they will vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. until someone receives a vote of two-thirds plus one. since the cardinals meet in isolation, the only way the public knows about the proceedings is one of the
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
breathe better. (blowing sound) ask your doctor about spiriva. >>> a developing story out of kansas city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. ♪make just one heart to heart you - you sing to♪ ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. try e-mail marketing from constantcontact. it's the fastest, easiest way to create great-looking custom e-mails that bring customers through your door. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well ek cuted diamond heist that reads like an agath ta christy who done it. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane in brussels belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, an
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
this morning. rescuers going through the rumble -- excuse me, the rubble of a kansas city restaurant after explosion injures 14 people. one person is missing. >>> new this morning, a winter storm brewing, hitting california and soon millions across the entire country will feel the xhekts. live team coverage. as china denies any involvement in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said
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Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
than three inches on the city, nothing chicago can't handle. it was still the largest amount of snow this season. and enough to cause several accidents on several streets there and, of course, on the highways. now, chicago is not alone. look at this a multi-vehicle crash shut down part of interstate 80 in iowa. semi truck lost control, smashed into a cable barrier and then a charter bus smashed into the semi, slicing it in half. carrying the simpson college softball team. no one was hurt. one player tweeted an ainngel mt be watching over them. >>> people in this building thought it was an earthquake when sheets of snow is it started sliding off the roof. described it as the sound of a thund thunderous roar. wichita saw its second highest two-day snowfall total on record. >> is this what nupg can look forward to this weekend? karen mcginnis is tracking the storm for us. that could have been dangerous if someone had been walking on that street. >> that was from an ireporter, amanda slchlt aviana. she thought it was a hurricane at first. she hurried down and got the tail end of it. it j
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
's best friend. >>> we want to show you this picture right now. this is a live picture out of kansas city. this is a gas explosion. that is the latest that we can tell you right now. as you can see, there's a significant fire and lots of police and fire presence right there. you can actually watch right there, the firemen trying to put this blaze out. a huge fire in kansas city tonight. we'll get more information on this. as you can see, it's a gas explosion but there are buildings nearby. it looks like a parking garage perhaps to the left and a building to the right. this is obviously in kansas city proper and a significant gas explosion. we'll have more details on that in a couple moments but i wanted to show it to you the minute we got that footage. we'll have the latest on that. >>> plus, new details about the sandy hook shooter. a source tells us adam lanza was obsessed with certain people. plus, there was a daring heist in belgium. thieves made off with $50 million in uncut diamonds. police are saying they might never get them back. >>> kate middleton shows off her baby bump. why he
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Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
of these people behind me have been saying that this is a traf city of justice. he admitted to shooting her and he should stay in jail. this is going to be a hot topic of conversation and debate in south africa. >> when you look at those pictures of him leaving, very grim faced men and women in that car, far different from the first pictures we had of him when he was being arrested where he was hiding his face. this is just the beginning, right, just the bail part of this. when does the trial start? >> reporter: it's the beginning of a long ordeal for oscar's family and reeva's family. the earliest, the soonest we are going to see a trial could be at least another two years until there's any sense of his fate. you talk about looking drawn. just talking to my cnn producer, diane mccarthy who was in court today. we were outside doing lives all day. she was describing he looks gaunt, withdrawn, isolated. many of the journalists and observers in court and i noticed yesterday when i was in court, he looks aged. his hair seems to be going grayer and he lost weight. we know he hasn't been eating a lot. t
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well executed diamond heist that reads like an agatha christie whodunit. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane at an airport in brussels, belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, and are most likely linked to organized crime. dan rivers tonight on what
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Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi comes a day before he terns exclusion as, quote, pontiff emeritus and his cardinals will be scrambling to replace him. he's assured his flock he will still be with them in spirit and he hopes they don't forget h
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
this morning. >> we declared a state of emergency for kansas city, missouri. >> plus marijuana nation. >> marijuana cultivation, distribution and consumption is going to happen with or without their acceptance. the choice that we have to make is whether we want to regulate and tax it. >> reporter: and tax it they will. some dispensaries could see tax rates as high as 75%. >>> plus this. a year after the shooting death of trayvon martin, artist, activist chuck dee joins to us talk about his new project "beyond trayvon." you're live in the "cnn newsroom." and good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with what's being called the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in at least 20 years. 14 tourists killed today when a balloon exploded in the southern egyptian city of luxor. it's the site of some of egypt's most famous ruins. these were shot just before the explosion. rez reza sayah joins us this morning. >> reporter: this hot air balloon dropped 1,000 feet, the empire state building is a little more than 1,200 feet so this wa
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
in here and change the city. make it safe for us to walk down the street every day. >> we lost seven children this year. enough is enough. >> i really, really hope somebody can stop this. >> you can expect this to happen every single night. >> these conditions are killing our children. >> all of us need to step up. >> this is truly unacceptable. >> we need help. we're crying out for help. >> enough is enough. >> those sound bites extend back to 2007. for six years, everyone has been saying enough is enough. but still, the killing here continues. we'll take a look at why it's happening. we'll start with president obama who came here today for the first time in his administration to specifically address the heart ache and offer answers. that part from ted rowlands. >> hello, chicago. >> reporter: president obama spoke just a few miles from both his chicago home and from where 15-year-old hadiya penned elton was murdered. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique, not unique to chicago, not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> not unique, but
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
as the safest city in america. but in early february, this l.a. suburb was the scene of after terrible double murder. a crime at the time that offered no hint of the terror to come. >> call came out at 9:10 this evening at 2100 scholarship at a parking structure. >> february 3rd, 9:10 p.m. when irvine police responded to a tip and found keith lawrence and his fiancee monica kwan. both had been shot dead in lawrence's parked car. each had been shot multiple times. >> we are trying to figure out what happened. >> initially police had no motive and no leads. >> they get it in to lawrence. >> lawrence was a well liked former college basketball player who had just begun a law enforcement career as a university of southern california safety officer. and kwan, the daughter of a former los angeles police captain was a beloved assistant basketball coach at cal state fullerton. >> a really bright light was put out way too soon. >> the pair's senseless killing left a community in shock, and police searching for answers. three days later, a break in the case. >> today we have identified christopher dorne
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Feb 13, 2013 9:00am PST
to be a huge relief when they get here. the city of mobile is also going to have medical personnel here available for them to perform any sort of quick examinations to provide them with medical assistance if anybody needs that when they get off the ship. you can bet -- it's not much to look at here, this is a small little facility that was built to handle cruise ships to facilitate people getting off the ships on to buses, on to whatever destination they have. but you can bet when they get here, this is going to look like paradise to those 31 passengers and the crew can't be in good shape either. >> i can only imagine, david. you know, hot shower goes a long way. but i imagine they also too want more compensation. is carnival saying, look, they're going to give them any money, anything else for this horrific ordeal they've been going through for four days? >> reporter: well, first of all, they're not going to have to pay for this trip, wow, yeah. and then after that, carnival is saying that they will provide them with a credit for another cruise should they decide they want to try this
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Feb 22, 2013 2:00am PST
, kansas, not nashville, tennessee. in kansas city, they picked up 9.2 inches of snowfall. you can still see it for areas like nebraska, minnesota and into wisconsin. chicago, you've picked up about .81 inches of snowfall. that's welcomed but still not a lot. looking at a wintry mix from this last storm system, bringing some of that through to west virginia, ohio, and down through the south our other story is going to be flooding. we'll talk more about that flooding over the next couple of days. see these numbers up towards areas like in minnesota, three inches of snow. down toward regions like tennessee, even into georgia, we're going to see potentially three to six inches of rainfall. you see a line of storms moving through and this is going to continue to pile up. and this means worry going to be dealing with a flood threat over the next couple of days. there's also a chance for some winter weather to move through parts of the northeast. it looks like some new watches and advisories were just issued. it looks like in some locations we could pick up about six inches of snowfall. some l
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Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm PST
of lewd acts against a child. aguilar landed back in mexico city. even after all the charges against him was still an active priest. he was reassigned to this church. he eventually left the mechanics cal capital and worked at a church in the state of pueblo, and the accusations of abuse continued. mr. martinez is a mexican journalist who has interviewed many who say they were abused by aguilar. she's also interviewed aguilar. >> you talked to him on the telephone? >> yes, i talked to him. >> how did you feel when you got off the phone with him? >> both angry and excited. i said i can't believe he's talking with me. >> aguilar repeatedly denied the allegations. five formal complaints have been filed against aguilar since his return to mexico in 1988. he's wanted in the state of pueblo for statutory rape. but authorities there tell us they've lost his trail. we decided to look for aguilar ourselves. and got a lead that he was last seen in the town of honokotopic, two hours west of capital city. >> you recognize him? >> yes. i've seen him twice. ameliano, a local farmer, takes us to a bus s
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
money magazine. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> the u.n. calling an emergency meeting issuing a strong condemnation and promising to do more. the reason, north korea detonated a nuclear bomb overnight. keep in mind this is the north's third underground test, and really it is the most powerful yet. we're talking about roughly half the strength of the bomb that dropped on hiroshima in world war ii. >> translator: this nuclear test was conducted as a realistic response to protecting the safety and sovereignty of our country against the intrusion of the united
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> our third story "outfront," murder city. so chicago saw more than 500 homicides last year. that topped new york city, choo has three times the population of chicago, but it's the killing of a teen-aged girl, an innocent bystander, which has brought new focus to the city. hadiya pendleton who was performing in the president's inauguration parade, was then gunned down on chicago's south side two weeks ago. her parents will be the obamas' guest at the state of the union address tomorrow night. "outfront" tonight, ted rowlands. what is the latest in the search for her killer? >> well, erin, two people are in custody. they're being called persons of interest at this point, but we are expekting an update at some point in this investigation from chicago police. the bottom line, in this case like many murders in this city, it's been very difficult to make a arrest because people are so reluctant to tell police what they know. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want
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Feb 14, 2013 8:00am PST
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Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
to tell you. >>> and the world's largest yacht docks in new york city. we'll show you what $1.5 billion looks like up close. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving, eating, or engaging in other activities while not fu
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Feb 19, 2013 8:00am PST
is suffering from chronic health problems. >>> a new york city television anchor is in court today accused of choking his wife. he's charged with second degree strangulation and disorderly conduct. he allegedly choked his wife oefrts weekend. >>> in california, a suspected rapist used christian mingle.com, and police are investigating the possibility of other victims. my friend miguel marquez is following the disturbing case from los angeles. >> reporter: disturbing a right there, john. this involves the case of shaun banks, a 137 vp 37-year-old former navy man. and back in november, he talked a woman into going to her house after meeting her on christian mingle.com, he became sexually aggressive and led to rain. he's been charged with rain, burglary, and digital penetration. what's concerning is that mr. banks has gone by several different names, several different profile on christian mingle.com. he used the name rarity the night this occurred, but rilan, and also concerning is this is an individual who has connections to several states since getting out of the navy in 2002. north carolin
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Feb 19, 2013 10:00pm PST
, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> a developing story out of kansas city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. let's bing it on. [fight bell: ding, ding] how many here are google users? what if i was to tell you that you would actually like bing way more than google when it came to the results? prove it. let's look up some taco places. i like the left side. yeah? okay, do we need to find out what the waves are like down at the beach? what side do you like better? i like the results on the right. i'm gonna go with the one on the left. oh! bing won! people prefer bing over google for the web's top searches. don't believe it? go to bingiton.com and see what you're missing. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well executed diamond heist that reads like an agatha christie whodunit. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane at an airport in brussels, belgium. there was choreog
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Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the courthouse. he is in the process right now of pleading guilty. he faces one charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements. that carries a maximum of up to five years in prison and also a $250,000 fine. i can give you kind of a sense of what is going on right now in the courthouse.
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Feb 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories that we care about, where we focus on reporting from the front lines, and we begin with an update on a story we first brought you last night, that massive gas explosion at a kansas city, missouri, restaurant. today a body was found in the rubble. authorities say
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Feb 26, 2013 10:00am PST
, schools have beençó shut down in many fáciti. several airports have come to a stand still at this point. this is what it looks like in norman, oak, pure whiteout fá conditions. the storm dropping 15 inches of snow on monday making it nearly impossible for emergency rescue vehicles to rescue people now stuck on the roads. one person died when theu rooff his home partiallyñr collapsed. wichita, kansas, broke a snowfall record for the entire monthñr of february in six days. schools have been5a closed her most flights have beenÑh9 at the kansas city international airport. and piling snow has knocked out power tow3 tens of thousands of people. ted is at chicago's o'harelp airport. normally very w3busy. this is the second time in two weeks we have seen chicago h) with a major snowstorm.fá >> reporter: yes, the storm is you can seeq it is snowing here suzanne. and iuk has been snowing for th better part of ant( hour now. and we already had 250 flights canceled at o'hare. another 50 flights canceled out of midway, also out of chicago. but, quite frankly, most flights are still running.
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
than the last one. >> reporter: a motorist killed as a result of the storm. in missouri kansas city's mayor urging people to stay inside. >> we need our kansas city citizens to take this seriously and to spread the word and to be off the roads as much as possible. >> reporter: in oklahoma, a roof caved in, killing one inside. >> we do have that collapse. one individual was found dead at the scene there. >> reporter: most of the trouble was on the roads. motorists, some stranded for hours, as emergency crews tried to reach them. but this is the midwest, and people here have seen and measured much worse. >> we are approaching 6 1/2 to 7 inches of snow. >> jason carroll joins me from peoria, illinois. the storm seems to be headed to the northeast? >> reporter: that's correct. you're looking at cities like milwaukee, detroit, chicago. those are the cities now in the path of the storm. when the storm does head that way, it might be a different kind of snow than what we experienced here which is a wetter, gloppier type of snow. in the panhandle a drier type of snow that caused the whiteou
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> our third story "outfront," suing lance armstrong. the justice department announced it's joining a lawsuit accusing the cyclist and former team managers of defrauding the federal government out of millions to finance the u.s. postal service cycling team, filed in 2010 by floyd landis. to the feds have a case? paul callan, how important is it that the feds are jumping in? >> this is very, very big. what it indicates is the federal government, justice department, have faith there's a legitimate suit here. this false claims act was started in the civil war when the u.s. government was being defrauded by contractors and it said, basically, if you're a work
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST
than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in earlier. but here is the warning that the kansas officials sent out to residents. this is pretty good. please clear off hoods and roofs of your vehicles before driving. of course you don't want big chunks of snow obstructing your vision, but all the roads are open and they're pretty clear today. >> we know kansas, missouri declared states of emergency. do you have a lot of folks stranded on the roads? >> reporter: there were some. the national guard patrolled about 800 miles of roads throughout kansas. they helped about 70 stranded cars. the good news is that there was zero deaths, 106 accidents, 15 injury, but peo
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Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vatican watchers are somewhat skeptical about these reports. but many other people are taking them seriously. they've been picked up not only by these two publications but really they're appearing in all the italian media. we've had in the past just three years ago, there were reports that were backed up by video and still pictures of rather gay priests within the vatican, and so there is a historical precedence to that. so many people in fact, do take these reports very seriously. despite the vigorous denials from the vatican. >> ben wedeman in rome. one of the men who help elect the next pope is cardinal roger mahoney in this country. he is giving a deposition today about alleged sex crimes by priests when he was archbishop of los angeles. miguel marquez is in l.a. mahoney has been deposed in the past. what's different this time? >> well, the big diff
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Feb 14, 2013 2:00am PST
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
, mayor sam jones, has just jumped in there and done everything we can through the city to support this. >> wow, that's great news. >> we've had so many people to support this. hat's such great news because i would imagine these are 4,000 people who really need that support. what kinds of donations are you ke getting? what are people in the community offering up for the people coming off the ship? >> well, christkrispy kreme is thing in the south. so they're bringing ningz and coca-cola is bringing drinks in. there's a lot of people but we're going to have a kate e can with hot food. and carnival has stepped up the pace and brought in a lot of -- they're the ones bringing in the hot food. carnival is doing everything they can. i say everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience once they get there. >> they haven't eaten hot food or good food in a little while. do you have medical folks coming in as well? especially i would imagine for people who are elderly and for people who are disabled on that ship, you know, there have got to be some serious -- potentially serious problems
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
americans. zain asher at a new york city gas station. drivers must be complaining this morning, zain. >> hi, soledad. drivers understandably upset. a gas station on tenth avenue. the average price of gasoline, 3.73 across the country. this particular gas station, gas prices are a lot higher, 4.15. as i mentioned, u.s. national average, 3.73. in hawaii, california, higher still, the most expensive place to buy gas right now. 4.28. california not far behind. the cheapest place to buy gas, in wyoming, 3.17. as you mentioned, americans right now spending a lot more money on heating bills, that, of course, means they don't have much money to spare in terms of gas prices, also, we've got taxes going up for a lot of americans. a lot of people seeing paychecks shrink. some taxi drivers, saying they are spending upward of 40, $50, $60 per day. it really is having a huge effect on people. >> what a big mess. thanks, zain appreciate that. >>> jennifer delgado in the weather center this morning with a freeze warning that could spell some serious trouble for florida citrus crops. good morning. >> hi, so
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Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
of vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down. he'll retire at the end of the month in order to late younger man take over as pope. here is part of the resignation letter. i have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to be adequate exercise of the petri there. e ministry. i thank you most sincerely for all of the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and i ask pardon for all my defects. here is reaction from the archbishop of new york, high he ranking catholic in the united states. >> my appreciation for him which was already high is enhanced a bit because with this sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter which is what the pope is the bishop of that perhaps i'm not up to it and i can best serve jesus and his people by stepping aside. so i have to admire him immensely. >> and the cardinal was surprised. bill dolan is the catholic league president. surprised, a cardinal finding out via matt lauer on a telephone call, i have to ask you, does this sound like there is s
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
the dialogue which was started by hadiya pendleton's death. her death has struck a nerve in this city like none other, at least for years. there's a real feel that people have had enough and there has to be something done. they hope the president coming here will continue that dialogue and there will be some resolve. >> ted, thank you very much. reporting from chicago tonight. >>> still to come, the head of the lapd makes a surprising move, responding to christopher dorner's claims of racism. meanwhile, dorner is still being hunted down. >>> plus, the attorney for a man involved in the penn state rape investigation called the case self-serving. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. relieves nasal congestion. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone hap" ♪it's so important to make meone happy.♪.♪it's so e ♪make just one heart to heart you
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
of kansas, forced the closing of kansas city's airport. elsewhere, inches of ice, rivers of rain, and it ain't over yet. it's a monster. meteorologist tom sater joins us from the weather center. why is this different? >> i think because at one point, 20% of the country was under a watch or warning. in the midwest, where the snow is moving to chicago, indianapolis, a mix in chicago. some of the totals, sure, 9, 10, 12, 15 inches. to give you an idea, wichita, kansas, records go back to the 1 1880s. the worst snow, you just missed the all-time record. in northern arkansas to missouri, up to four inches of sleet and ice, now knocking out power, generators and oil lamps tonight. the triple threat. the other part is severe weather. look where the tornado watch is in effect. south of jackson. this includes hattiesburg, mississippi, and into the evening period. remember, it was going to be two weeks this coming sunday. an ef-4. i think what we'll see, dynamic start to lose strength for the severe weather overnight. great news. but as snow continues to make its way to the great lakes, here are a few
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Feb 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> reporter: chlorine, what the city is using to flush the hotel's entire water system, after the gruesome discovery of a woman's body inside one of the rooftop tanks that may have been there for as long as 2 1/2 weeks. four tanks connect to the hotel's drinking supply, and during those weeks, hundreds of residents and hotel guests have been using it. >> it makes me sick to my stomach. that's why a lot of people have left and went to another hotel. just the thought of it, for so long. >> reporter: the woman inside the tank, 21-year-old alicia lamb. the tourist from vancouver, canada, arrived in los angeles on january 26th. surveillance video shows her acting oddly inside the hotel elevator, as if she's hiding from someone. but katie orphan he has lamb didn't seem odd at all when they met. >> she was very outgoing, very lively, very friendly. >> reporter: orphan is the owner of a bookstore around the corner called the last bookstore, one of the last places lamb was seen by anyone, as she bought presents for her parents and sister. >> talking about what books she was getting and whether or n
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Feb 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
during this hour at a restaurant. one person was killed in kansas city, missouri, in that accident. we have learned that the company laying cable prior to the at jj's restaurant didn't have a proper permit for the excavation. the permit violation carries a $500 fine and maybe up to six months in jail. authorities still don't know what actually caused the gas to ignite. the fire department is still investigating. to say it again, somebody was killed. >> it has been 571 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? as you are aware by looking at washington, not very much. four days until forced spending cuts going into effect, and the dow posted its worst day of the year, down 216 points. >> our fourth story "outfront," accusations of sex, blackmail, and abuse. the vatican is in total damage control. two papers claim pope benedict's health is not the reason he's stepping down. they say a top secret reports that he's stepping down because some priests are being blackmailed by male prostitutes. the vatican denies it. the allegations matter. in the search
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Feb 26, 2013 8:00am PST
're covering this for you state by state. erin mcpike got the short straw. she's in kansas city. i've watched you this morning as you've been getting hit with driving slow and it looks line a slushy mess behind you. how are things? >> reporter: well, that's right. the snow has been really bad, but it's finally let up as you can see. roads were treacherous if a while, but lots of snowplows coming by. but for as thick a layer of ice as we hd eaad earlier, you can things getting better. the big story is the power outages. already in kansas city there are 45,000 power outages in this area. 10,000 in texas. thousands more in oklahoma. that's the big problem obviously because it's cold out and people need to have heat. they need to have their power. >> that's just a thick messy snow, not the easy stuff that you can get rid of. the kind of stuff that's hard to shovel. >> well, it is really hard to shovel. and the other thing is that there are some traffic lights up the street that are actually covered in snow and you can't tell which light is lit. but the heavy snow is snapping power lines and that'
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am PST
for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeast is dif
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
coast from washington, d.c. to the south. boston will get a slushy mix of rain and snow. the city still cleaning up after that big blizzard that hit two weeks ago. >>> next, the deadly silence that surrounds suicide. one family's heartbreaking story. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is
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Feb 13, 2013 2:00am PST
is in vatican city with that for us. when we were checking in with you earlier, the pope was just arriving. so what did he say and how did he look? >> reporter: he looked reasonably good. he delivered about a 20 minute message and began by talking about the fact that he was going to be leaving the church. he thanked the audience, the people that had gathered for this regular papal audience. in fact the pilgrims that had gathered for their support and their love as he put it. he was certain the church would continue and he would like the pilgrims to pray for him and his successor. and then he went into the lenten message, the temptation of christ, 40 days in the wilderness and that the basis of the christian celebration of lent. he received tumultuous applause every time he mentioned it and also sustained applause at the end of his remarks this morning. so i would say he appeared buoyed up by the support he was getting. >> we're learning who are about his health. he recently underwent surgery. what are the details of that and do we know if that influenced his decision to step down? >> reporter:
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
in new york this morning. >>> in kansas city, missouri, we're getting a new look at a gas explosion that killed one person. take a look. this video was taken across the street tuesday as the gas line exploded inside a popular restaurant. 15 people were hurt. there it is, you see it there. wow. subcontractor reported hitting a gas line about an hour before the explosion, and in eastern georgia, investigators are trying to figure out why a small plane crashed after landing, killing five people. the faa says the plane ran off the run yay last night outside of augusta, following a flight from nashville. two people on board did survive. >>> 30 million people across the country are waking up to scenes like this in kansas today. the storm affecting 800,000 square miles in 18 states. check out what happened at the world golf championships in arizona, in just a matter of hours the fairway getting covered in two inches of snow, and that means playing was suspended. >>> in san bernardino, california, cars crashing into one another. oh, wow. yes, they were. the storm causing a traffic nightmare
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
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